Charity Navigator, America’s largest independent charity evaluator, has awarded New Mission Systems International (NMSI) with a four-star rating for the third consecutive year. Receiving Charity Navigator’s highest rating indicates that NMSI, a global non-denominational Christian-mission organization based in Fort Myers, adheres to good governance and other best practices that minimize the chance of unethical activities and that they consistently execute their mission in a fiscally responsible way. Only ten percent of the charities rated by Charity Navigators have received at least three consecutive four-star evaluations. For NMSI, it is the seventh four-star award in the past eight years.

Since 2002, using data-driven analysis, Charity Navigator has awarded only the most fiscally responsible organizations a four-star rating. In 2011, Charity Navigator added a second dimension of Accountability and Transparency (A&T) to its rating methodology, and now reviews 17 governance and ethical practices as well as measures of openness, providing information on its web site for each of the charities it evaluates. The A&T metrics, which account for 50 percent of a charity’s overall rating, reveal which charities have “best practices” that minimize the chance of unethical activities and whether they freely share basic information about their organization with their donors and other stakeholders.

“New Mission Systems International’s coveted 4-star rating puts it in a very select group of high-performing charities,” said Ken Berger, President and CEO, Charity Navigator. “Out of the thousands of nonprofits Charity Navigator evaluates, only one out of four earns four stars — a rating that, now, with our new Accountability and Transparency metrics, demands even greater rigor, responsibility and commitment to openness.  New Mission Systems International supporters should feel confident that their hard-earned dollars are being used efficiently and responsibly when it acquires such a high rating.”

“In the current economic environment, it’s important our donors trust that we’re using our funding wisely to accomplish sharing Christ and making disciples globally,” said Laura Clancy, President and CEO of New Mission Systems International.  “Our four-star Charity Navigator rating demonstrates to our supporters that we take our fiduciary and governance responsibilities very seriously.”

More information about New Mission Systems International and their rating on Charity Navigator’s site is available at

Founded in 1989, New Mission Systems International (NMSI) is a Christian mission sending agency based in Fort Myers, Fla., dedicated to proclaiming Christ and making disciples globally. NMSI works with individuals to prepare and send them as missionaries, who depend on the support of private funds, and invest themselves in church multiplication, community transformation and global youth ministry overseas. Besides long-term missions NMSI programs include short-term missions projects and internships for college age adults.

Those interested in working with NMSI, can call (239) 337-4336 ext 100. Tax-deductible donations can be sent to: NMSI, 2701 Cleveland Ave Ste 200, Fort Myers, Florida 33901.